Slow Dollar

Slow Dollar

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Baker & Taylor
When an inflatable carnival ride is destroyed, the first in a series of strange events surrounding a traveling carnival, judge Deborah Knott wonders about a carny's charm bracelet and her connection to Deborah's own family.

Blackwell North Amer
Opening night at the annual Harvest Festival carnival and the moonlit autumn evening has brought out half of Colleton County to ride the Tilt-O-Whirl and Ferris wheel, throw quarters at Polly's Plate Pitch, or toss pingpong balls into bowls of live goldfish against a cacophony of music, clacking machines, and hucksterism. The air is sweetly redolent of hot grease, fried dough, grilled meats, and spun sugar...and one whiff is all it takes to send Judge Deborah Knott straight back to her childhood, holding her mother's hand, riding on the shoulders of one of her eleven brothers, or clinging to her daddy's pants leg, dazzled by the bright neon tubes and colorful chasing lights.
Unfortunately, all is not try-your-luck and stuffed prizes this year. Murder stalks the midway, and when one gaffed game ends with a brutal death, Deborah discovers more than a body.

Hachette Book Group
For Judge Knott, the case before her seems to be an ordinary misdemeanor -- except that the personal property that's been destroyed is an inflatable carnival ride. When the carnival comes to her own town a few weeks later, Deborah soon discovers there's nothing ordinary about this rag-tag collection of rides and games. Why does the ride owner's charm bracelet awaken half-forgotten memories? And what is her connection to Deborah's own family? When one of the concessionaires is found dead, his mouth stuffed with quarters from his game of chance, Deborah soon learns that he was also chancing a little blackmail on the side -- blackmail that may threaten one of her brothers. In carnie lingo, "A fast dime is better than a slow dollar." Torn between judicial ethics and family love, Deborah must decide who gets which before more lives are ruined and the carnival moves on.

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& Taylor

When an inflatable carnival ride is destroyed, the first in a series of strange events surrounding a traveling carnival, judge Deborah Knott wonders about a carny's charm bracelet and her connection to Deborah's own family. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780892967643
0892967641
Branch Call Number: MYS Maron, M 100.9 2002
Characteristics: viii, 276 pages ; 24 cm

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Feb 01, 2011

This is a great series to follow. Read them from the beginning to get the most from each book, the back history will help. Large cast of characters keeps things interesting.

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